Shakshuka Recipe (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)


Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs cooked on a bed of flavorful and spicy tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and onions. This dish originates from North Africa.

I prepared the tomato mixture early in the morning with very sweet cherry tomatoes. All I needed to do at serving time was to crack the eggs over the vegetable mixture and poach them for a few minutes.

1. Info for Shakshuka Recipe (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

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  • Servings: 6
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2. Ingredients for Shakshuka Recipe (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

  • 6 whole eggs, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise, grilled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 red Thai chile, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

3. Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and cook for 10-12 minutes until golden. Add the garlic and red chili flakes cook until fragrant. Add the bell peppers, cover and cook over low heat for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the mixture from burning. Add 2½ cups cherry tomatoes, tomato paste, red chile, zucchini, ground coriander and ground cumin. Add ¼ cup water. Simmer for 10-12 minutes. The mixture should thicken. Add Tabasco sauce and the remaining tomatoes. Toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Form 6 wells in the tomato mixture and crack eggs into each of the indentations. Cover and cook for 8 minutes until the egg whites are opaque; they should be slightly firm. Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes for the eggs to set.
  2. Garnish with cilantro.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature with pieces of bread.
  4. Bon appétit!

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